The Best Place to Stay in Puerto Rico

Now I write this not having stayed everywhere there is to stay in Puerto Rico, but I honestly believe that at most anywhere else would only tie this breathtaking place.Looking for a unique, relaxing and inspiring place to stay in Puerto Rico. This is best place on the island.

My number one place to stay in Puerto Rico is the El Escondido Guest House in Canovanas.

Now, this specific region might not ring a bell but it is only 20 minutes off the main road at Luquillo and is tucked up right next to El Yunque Rainforest. Right on your way to the rainforest or Fajardo.

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Stunning Views

The guest house in perched on top of a hill in the middle of the rainforest with a beautiful panoramic view and majestic grounds. The property only has five rooms, all with private bathrooms. There is a small pool overlooking the island all the way to the ocean. It provides the perfect atmosphere to sit back and relax in the middle of the rainforest.

Looking for a unique, relaxing and inspiring place to stay in Puerto Rico. This is best place on the island. If I were you I’d grab some dinner on your way up (they also have a fridge and microwave if you want to bring something) and enjoy the breathtaking view as the sunsets over the rest of the island and the Coqui start to chatter. Spend the night sitting and reading by the pool, enjoy escaping from the rest of the world.

Tucked Away But Centrally Located

The next day, explore the botanical garden and trails on the ground. After your continental breakfast with fresh fruits, some even grown on the grounds, take the time to explore the property. From here you can easily head into El Yunque and the owners can help guide you to some less populated stuff. Also, hop down to Fajardo for the Bio-Bay or to head to one of the islands.

Looking for a unique, relaxing and inspiring place to stay in Puerto Rico. This is best place on the island. The room was perfect, cozy with its own private balcony, and a beautiful bathroom. The shower felt like a waterfall and is probably the best I’ve used in years.

The Perfect Getaway In Your Budget

Looking for a unique, relaxing and inspiring place to stay in Puerto Rico. This is best place on the island. The owners Scott, Joachim, and Niko have created an awe-inspiring experience for each of their guests. We had an amazing time and it was where we finally started to feel like we had gotten away. It was our favorite place we stayed by far and it kept us well within our budget. Rooms start at $90 in the off-season and you will get much more than you pay for.

My only complaint about the place is we didn’t get to stay long enough. If you are heading to Puerto Rico anytime soon you must put El Escondido Guest House in your itinerary. If not follow them on Facebook anyway for some great photos.

If you’re looking for more great places to stay in Puerto Rico and activities to try don’t forget to check out our “Things to Do”.

For more information about Puerto Rico check out these great books on Amazon including Fodor Travel’s Puerto Rico, Lonely Planet’s Puerto Rico, and Frommer’s Easy Guide to Puerto Rico.


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Above is my favorite place I stay in the Puerto Rico. Don’t forget to book a night here!
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About Megan

Megan MacNee is the founder of Traveling Nine to Fiver. From nine to five she works in the non-profit world in California. She focuses on exploring the world from her own backyard to across the globe. You'll find her sharing about explorations through food, books, travel, and more.